Hands on with the Motorola Moto G (2015)

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Motorola announced new hardware this week at events held in New York City, São Paulo, and London. Specifically, three phones debuted: the Moto X Style, Moto X Play, and Moto G (2015). While the two Moto X models will launch over the next two months, the new Moto G is already available around the world. It’s a mid-range device with premium build quality and respectable specifications. Motorola improved the look and feel of the Moto G, adding a new silicon rear and metallic accents that are a treat to touch. The camera received a bump as well to 13MP. Design and the camera are two areas that consumers wanted to see change and Motorola has seemingly delivered.

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Hands on with the Motorola Moto Surround

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The Moto Surround joined the Moto Pulse as the two new audio products announced by Motorola earlier this week. The design of this set of wireless earbuds is unique because of who Motorola is targeting. Resting on your shoulders and around your collar, the Moto Pulse has blue wires that link the earbuds themselves. Motorola also made this device waterproof and sweatproof, clearly indicating the Moto Surround is for people who are active and spend a lot of time staying fit. Battery life, when playing music, should be up to twelve hours, outlasting probably any workout.

Motorola used aptX technology and that apparently gives the Moto Pulse its crisp highs, full lows, and clear mid-ranges.

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Hands on with the Motorola Moto Pulse

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This week, Motorola silently launched two new wireless audio products that are available right now. The company’s new wireless on-ear headphones is called Moto Pulse, coming with a built-in microphone that allows for hands-free calling. It uses a Bluetooth connection and that means you can use the Moto Pulse with phones, tablets, and computers. Both Android and iOS devices are supported here. The extent of Motorola’s attention to software doesn’t end there, though. The Motorola Connect app will ensure that you always know the status of the Moto Pulse, specifically its battery life and location.

While compact in size, the Moto Pulse has 40mm speaker drivers to pump out rich sound. Comfort, too, was made possible with the Moto Pulse and that’s seen in the pressure-free headband and cushioned ear cups.

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Hands on with the Huawei TalkBand B2

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Alongside the P8 Lite, Huawei released its TalkBand B2 this week. The wearable does everything that you would expect from an activity tracker. It even doubles as a Bluetooth headset because the main device detaches from the band. Huawei also partnered with Jawbone for integration with the UP platform through its Smart Coach app.

The TalkBand B2 is available from select retailers for $179 when taking a look at the black and white color options. The gold color option, which includes a brown leather band, is slightly more expensive at $199.

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Hands on with the Huawei P8 Lite

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Earlier this week, the Huawei P8 Lite made its debut. The company announced the handset as a less powerful version of the P8. The specifications of the P8 Lite, though, are still of decent quality and it remains a solid phone. It features a 5-inch display, octa-core processor, and 13MP camera. Huawei also made the P8 Lite feel premium while using plastic all around to keep the price down. The P8 Lite costs $249 and is available from multiple retailers such as Amazon, Fry’s Electronics, and Huawei itself.

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Samsung posts official hands-on videos of the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge

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When a new product is launched, we come across a large number of hands-on and first impression videos to give us a better idea of what’s new about a particular device. But it’s always better when something like that is coming directly from the company (or not), as we get detailed information about the products which most hands-on videos might not cover. Read more

VIDEO: First look at Project Tango developer tablet at Google I/O 2014

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Project Tango has raised quite a few eyebrows since the rumors have started flowing just a few months ago.

It’s got a  7-inch display, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, WiFi, BTLE, and 4G LTE. Just like the Tango phone, the tablet will consist of cameras and sensors that give it the ability to map its surroundings.

Now it’s finally here, and we’ve got it all on tape for a first look video of the device. Hit the break for the video below.

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Hands on with Quick Circle on the LG G3

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LG’s Quick Circle cover is a smart case for the G3 that allows you to interact with your device without actually flipping the cover open. It’s pretty similar to something like Samsung’s S-View covers or HTC’s Dot Case, but from what we can tell, the Quick Circle offers a ton of functionality that you’re not going to find in other cases.

We’ve got a hands on video showing the different clock faces, the quick camera shortcuts, the health and fitness integration, and the quick music player, among other things. Hit the break to see it in action. Read more

Hands on with the LG G3

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Interested in seeing the LG G3 in action? We’ve got a detailed hands on video of LG’s newest device showing off some of LG’s new apps and smart features, the refined camera software, and everything else you’ve been curious about? Hit the break to check it out. Read more